Loretta Lynn: 20 Essential Songs

From her signature "Coal Miner's Daughter" to her duet with Jack White "Portland, Oregon"

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"You're Looking at Country" (1971)

It's hard to say for certain if "You're Lookin' at Country" was the first example of the kind of rural pride that now runs through so many country songs, but it's certainly one of the earliest to tackle the idea. Briefly moving away from relationship-oriented songs, Lynn sings with confidence about how she loves "runnin' barefoot through the old cornfields" and wants a man who appreciates that. Even when she's not laying down the law for a two-timin' man, Lynn's still invested in who she is and fully in control.

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